Credit.com in the News (3/29/13)

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News (3/29/13)

Credit.com in the News (3/29/13)

This week the experts from Credit.com contributed to a wide range of news outlets on subjects including identity theft, celebrity hacking, smartphone security and online safety tips. Check out the hits… Credit.com co-founder, Adam Levin discusses the importance of personal privacy even in the face of national security on Fox Business News. @FoxBusiness @GerriWillisFBN @Adam_K_Levin... Read More

Life After College: Are You Financially Ready?

Students

Life After College: Are You Financially Ready?

Life After College: Are You Financially Ready?

College students of years past used to spend four (sometimes five) years working to find their passion, build their skills and networks, and find a job in the “real world.” However, today’s college students have a whole new challenge to face: dealing with debt in a slow job market. With average student loan debt hovering... Read More

CFPB Relaxes Credit Card Fee Rule for Lenders

Credit Cards

CFPB Relaxes Credit Card Fee Rule for Lenders

CFPB Relaxes Credit Card Fee Rule for Lenders

Consumers might have heard a little bit about one particular rule that made it more difficult for consumers to be charged fees simply for signing up for new credit cards, but the restrictions on those sign-up costs were recently relaxed thanks to a bit of legal pressure. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is... Read More

5 Reasons to Refinance Now

Mortgages

5 Reasons to Refinance Now

5 Reasons to Refinance Now

Taking advantage of today’s mortgage rates is certainly something to consider. Even if you took out a mortgage as recently as last year, rates — even while trending up — have remained favorable. When it comes to refinancing, consumers must consider two components: That the mortgage makes sense, and the benefits outweigh the costs. Here... Read More

The Mortgage Rule Battle on Capitol Hill

Mortgages

The Mortgage Rule Battle on Capitol Hill

The Mortgage Rule Battle on Capitol Hill

There has been a lot of change in mortgage rules in the last few years, many of which were designed to better protect consumers from predatory or problematic lending practices, and now those protective measures seem to be becoming points of contention. Two regulatory changes to the ways in which mortgages are handled, one which... Read More

Mortgages Still Top Consumer Woe

Personal Finance

Mortgages Still Top Consumer Woe

Mortgages Still Top Consumer Woe

Despite the fact that housing news in 2012 and 2013 has been pretty glowing — home prices are rising and credit is beginning to open up again — American’s top money complaint is still mortgages. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its annual consumer complaint database snapshot Thursday, describing the financial woes that consumers have... Read More

Digital Grave Robbers: The Newest Breed of Identity Thieves

Identity Theft

Digital Grave Robbers: The Newest Breed of Identity Thieves

Digital Grave Robbers: The Newest Breed of Identity Thieves

Identity theft can have massive negative effects on millions of people nationwide every year, but today, even many victims who are no longer living may be susceptible to being ripped off by criminals. These days, there are a number of websites frequented by criminals that contain a wealth of personal information on the recently deceased.... Read More

The Tax Scams You Don’t Want to Mess With

Identity Theft

The Tax Scams You Don’t Want to Mess With

The Tax Scams You Don’t Want to Mess With

Tax identity theft is a growing problem nationwide and the Internal Revenue Service has stepped up its efforts to crack down on this pervasive and growing type of fraud. There are a large number of tax scams that affect consumers every year, with identity theft topping the list once again, but phishing and fraud committed... Read More

Can a Loan Really Rebuild Your Credit Score?

Personal Loans

Can a Loan Really Rebuild Your Credit Score?

Can a Loan Really Rebuild Your Credit Score?

What is a rebuilder loan?  No, it’s not a construction loan. Or then again, maybe it is, as in “re-constructing” your credit. Many consumers find themselves at the stage where they are coming out of a period of unmanageable debt, now have their finances under control, and want to prepare for the future when credit... Read More

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